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COURTS: Baltimore climate case against Big Oil advances

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 7:14am
A federal judge in Maryland sent the city of Baltimore's climate nuisance case against oil companies back to state court, rejecting the industry's "laundry list" of arguments for litigating the case at the federal level.

ROCK MUSIC: Radiohead rejects ransom demand to help climate activists

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 7:14am
The rock band Radiohead plans to sell hours of unreleased music — and donate the proceeds to a climate activist group — after lead guitarist Jonny Greenwood claimed yesterday that an unnamed hacker stole the music and demanded a $150,000 ransom for it.

CONGRESS: GOP memo: Hammer the Green New Deal

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 7:14am
Congressional Republicans followed a script — literally — to turn a Democrat-led hearing on climate change yesterday into an anti-Green New Deal harangue.

EMISSIONS: Studies show growing gap between CO2 'hopes and reality'

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 7:14am
Global climate awareness may never have been higher, but two recent studies show just how much work the world has to do to turn its carbon-cutting dreams into reality.

POLITICS: Biden uses Trump's climate science mockery against him

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 7:14am
Former Vice President Joe Biden is using President Trump's rejection of climate science as a campaign weapon.

EPA: Science Advisory Board to review clean cars rollback

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 7:14am
An independent panel of experts is poised to scrutinize one of the Trump administration's most consequential environmental rollbacks.

POLITICS: EPA sought advice from Myron Ebell over its own experts

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 7:14am
A top public affairs official at EPA turned to a think tank analyst with a record of rejecting climate science when asked by a reporter to substantiate claims made by former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt that global warming could help people thrive.

SOLAR: Norway disburses $80M in aid for Guyana megafarms

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 7:26am
Guyana's government says Norway has disbursed $80 million in aid to help the South American nation build a number of mega-solar farms.

WILDFIRES: Wyo. expects less severe season than last year's

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 7:26am
Average conditions are predicted for the Wyoming wildfire season this year, but officials say they expect the season to be less severe than last year.

NORTH CAROLINA: Utility limits water use in moderate drought

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 7:26am
Lack of rainfall in southeastern North Carolina is prompting the utility providing drinking water to about 200,000 customers around Wilmington to impose restrictions on the use of water.

DISASTERS: Strong job market hampers FEMA hiring in flood-hit states

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 7:26am
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is facing an unexpected challenge in meeting the needs of the many people affected by this spring's widespread flooding and violent storms: a strong economy.

ANTARCTICA: Huge holes open in sea ice. What's that about?

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 7:26am
A strange event occurred off the Antarctic coast in the dark midwinter of 2016. A gaping hole opened in the middle of the sea ice on the Weddell Sea, eventually expanding to nearly 13,000 square miles in size. It was the largest ice break observed in that region for decades.

EXTREME WEATHER: Beer baron's estate floods as river reigns king

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 7:26am
Mayor Phil Stang has big plans for the historic Mississippi River city of Kimmswick, Mo.

POLITICS: Leader of the Heartland Institute abruptly exits

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 7:26am
The leader of the Heartland Institute has abruptly departed after a short stint in charge of the organization known for rejecting climate science.

PEOPLE: Storm chaser flies into hurricane eye. 'It was beautiful'

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 7:26am
BOULDER, Colo. — The first big hurricane that Wen-Chau Lee flew into was Luis. It slammed into the Caribbean islands in August 1995 and then spent 14 terrifying days as a Category 4 storm.

POLITICS: How Ore. utilities became advocates for cap and trade

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 7:26am
Oregon's utilities were once among the most vocal opponents of cap and trade. Today, their support may help get an economywide emissions reduction program across the finish line.

GEOPOLITICS: France's Macron to promote climate effort at G-7 summit

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 7:15am
French President Emmanuel Macron wants an August summit of the Group of Seven advanced economies to take concrete initiatives on climate change despite divergences with the United States on the issue.

JAPAN: Nation plans carbon emission cuts, more nuclear energy

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 7:15am
Japan is calling for further efforts to cut its carbon emissions by promoting renewable energy while also pushing nuclear power despite its 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant disaster.

NEW YORK: Cuomo: Regulatory commission must pay for flooding costs

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 7:15am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo threatens action against an international body that regulates waterways between the United States and Canada if it doesn't reimburse his state for costs linked to record flooding around Lake Ontario.

MAINE: Bill to study emissions from hydropower project fails

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 7:15am
A bill to study whether a proposed 145-mile transmission line in western Maine will actually reduce greenhouse gas emissions has failed.

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